Bournville Cricket Club
Streetly 3 v Bournville Cricket Club 3rd XI on Sat 11 May 2013 at 13:30
Bournville Cricket Club Won by 7 Wickets
Thunder, Hail & Last Ball Drama
Bournville 3rds headed off into the unknown ground in Little Aston. With the rain stopping and starting we knew were in for a wet day. Picturesque views from the ex-freight container converted into changing rooms with minimal light and a few pop up chairs, as Antoni called heads in the toss and chose to have a bowl. Faced with an artificial pitch to bowl on, and greasy outfield runs started to flow quickly for Streetly as a mixture of wides were given by some very strict umpiring decisions. Bournville got an early breakthrough as Raj trapped the opener LBW, before Parueez took the attack to Caldicott but ended up on his own misfortune and some express pace from Caldicott knocked back middle stump to put Streetly 2 down, then it was time for a quick rain break in with Bournville lost 2 overs.
With a change of bowling at both ends, Sanjay and Guv kept the runs down with some fine bowling as Bournville reduced the run rate and applied a bit of pressure. Sanjay’s fine bowling was rewarded as the ball clipped the top of the stumps and nearly took Flemings head off with some explicit pace. After some dodgy keeping from Dave ‘Teflon’ Fleming, Teflon managed to hold onto a catch from Sanjay to start the collapse of Streetly.
After another rain delay in which Bournville had lost another 7 overs (9 now in total) reducing the overs down to 36. As Sanjay was struggling with his run up on a very wet pitch, Antoni called to his MOM performer from last week Pete Green to do the damage again and did so by taking a wicket in his 1st over, which was collected calmed by Teflon to stump out the batsman.
As more pressure was put on Streetly, Nigel White out in point took a great catch off the bowling of Guv which required a high level of concentration due to the intensity of wind. Pete Green then took 2 great catches of his own bowling which left the batsman stunned with a fine 1 handed catch. Pete Green then removed the number 11 to wrap up the innings and give Bournville a vital 17 overs extra to bat after tea. Bournville were set 122 to win from 53 overs. But due to another rain delay after tea 3 more overs were lost.
Bournville set out stall with new opening pair Nigel White and Dave Human took to the wicket. With some careful batting and an 11 ball 2nd over Bournville were starting to build the innings to win the game. Unfortunately the wicket of Dave Human dampened the spirits as a good delivery bowled him on 9 runs. Dev and Nigel White started to steady the ship again until the rain started to move upon us. Just before we were greeted to some tennis ball hail storm and a brief thunder storm, NW skied a full toss down to deep fine leg to lose his wicket from 23.
Bournville then lost a further 16 overs from an hour of rain, as we waited patiently for the rain to stop, Streetly tried to abandon the game early by asking to agree to a draw but we politely refused. Strretly batsman Parueez (who bowled an 11 ball over) advised BCC that he would not field if we were to continue, but later in the innings he bowled again. Pete Green did advise the Streetly player that he “could just not field and they could play with ten men”.
As Bournville resumed requiring a revised 122 from 34 overs, runs and over ticked by with the run rate increasing with ever over, King Dev then took the attack to Streetly. Raj fell quickly brining Pete Green into bat, Greeny and Dev ran single after single with the occasional boundary. BCC were left with 8 being required from the last over to win. 5 balls had gone and King Dev to face with a 4 being required to win. Dev smashed the ball down the ground splitting to fielders, as the ball got closer they both dived in David James esq slide to stop the ball going for 4. The ball was stopped but flicked up off stomach of the fielder and crossed the line to clinch the match for Bournville and ensure another 20 points were provided.
BCC success is getting more publicity than expected as there was at 1 point 6 spectators watching the game, just a shame there were none when Caldicott make fine diving display to save 4 runs which would have been a crowd cheering stop.
The Victory mean that Bournville 3rd as now sitting in 2nd place with 44 points.
Streetly 3 Batting
for 10 wickets
121 (26.5 overs)
ct ct Teflon bwl Sanjay
st st Teflon bwl Green
ct ct White bwl Guv
ct ct & bwl Green
ct ct & bwl Green
Bournville Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling
Bournville Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
for 3 wickets
David & Jamie Human
b R Hansaiker
ct Owen Smith
ct J Hansaiker
Streetly 3 Bowling
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